Swiss Belle getting closer to first run
On a glorious May morning there can be few finer places to be than at the top of Richard Fahey's gallops in Malton. After Richard's second string came up his mile long gallop there was an even more exciting sight as Swiss Belle galloped up alongside another unraced two-year-old and she looked a possible star for the Racegoers Club as the pair flashed past.
Relaxed and composed she seems to have been very well educated at Musley Bank and hopes are high that she can provide some exciting moments on the track this summer and beyond.
While Richard was away supervising his runners at Chester, assistant trainer Robin O'Ryan was on hand to answer questions and talk us through the plans for Swiss Belle.
Robin said: "She wouldn't be far off a run now, about three weeks or so I'd say. We just want to do a bit of work with her on the grass and then we should get her out.
"We'll start at five or six furlongs, it shouldn't matter too much which and she's shown plenty of speed. We like to start them off on decent, good ground as well so that wouldn't be a concern. It's just a case of getting her on the racecourse and seeing what she can do."
After she had worked and been washed down Robin turned her out for us and allowed us to meet Swiss Belle properly for the first time. She seems very relaxed and was loving all the attention. Her big ears are especially eye catching and as the late-great Henry Cecil once said, big ears can be the sign of a good one so here's hoping!
Where and exactly when she makes her debut is still to be decided but hopefully it will be sooner rather than later if all goes to plan. There are still some shares available in Swiss Belle so if you would like to get involved in this exciting ownership group get in touch today.